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Summer Gazpacho

Summer gazpacho recipes

Gazpacho—red, white, or green—is a celebration of all that’s fresh in summer. The best gazpachos use the ripest, juiciest tomatoes, the crispest cucumbers and peppers, the liveliest, most fragrant herbs. They’re perfect for too-hot-to-cook nights, and made-ahead, these flavorful soups show up at the party ready to impress.

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Gazpacho Shots

These fun shots beg to be served at an outdoor cocktail party. In Portugal, a single ice cube is often added to a bowl of gazpacho for cool relief. Here, a tomato juice ice cube and a frozen cucumber slice do the same, in style.

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Yellow Tomato Gazpacho with Avocado Salsa

This soup is a beautiful way to show off ripe Yellow Taxi tomatoes, but if you can’t find them, substitute any truly ripe, in-season tomato.

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White Gazpacho with Grapes & Toasted Almonds

A refreshingly updated version of the tomato-based classic, this gazpacho starts with a beautiful pale-green cucumber broth with just enough body to give it substance.

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Grilled Watermelon Gazpacho with Lime Crema

Tomatoes and watermelon are a natural pair. Here, watermelon, grilled to enhance its sweetness, balances the smoky-spicy kick of chipotle powder in this refreshing summer gazpacho.

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Tomatillo Gazpacho

For a tangy, almost citrusy twist, make your next batch of gazpacho with tomatillos rather than tomatoes.

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Gazpacho

This ever-so-slight twist on classic gazpacho includes red bell pepper for sweetness and cumin for nuance. It’s garnished with homemade croutons for crunch and cilantro for a burst of bright flavor.

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Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Gazpacho with Shrimp

Hearty and thick from chopped tomatoes, herbs, and roasted peppers (but not a speck of bread), this gazpacho uses lemon juice instead of the traditional vinegar. The addition of shrimp makes it a substantial starter.

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